God’s People Need Hope Now More Than Ever
Yesterday HKP published this Word: “Guard Your Heart but Be Encouraged This Day“
Today I feel like I need to go further. Let’s begin with this scripture:
“The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.” Psalm 55:21.
God knows the heart of everyone! We must prepare to stand and not fall as many shall betray one another to death in these end times.
Often it may be the closest ones to us. We only have to look at Matthew 24. (Chapter is at the very end.)
If those closest to us do betray us, let’s quickly forgive them. Still don’t give our pearls before swine. As a friend in the comments on HKP pointed out to me, be wise as serpents but harmless as doves.
“Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.” Matthew 10:16.
If I, or anyone else gives you a message that everything all around you is going to get better naturally, then we failed you!
We are in the last of the last days. Also if the message sent out gives no hope, then I or others have also failed you!
Leaders need to lead by being an example, and being servant to all. If any of us for a moment start taking our eyes off Jesus Christ we will sink. Peter did, but Jesus lifted him back up again.
“And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.
But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, “Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.”
And Peter answered him and said, “LORD, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.”
And he said, “Come….” and when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, “LORD, save me!”
And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, “O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?”
And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, “Of a truth thou art the Son of God.”” Matthew 14:25-33.
Peter did at least walk on water, but when he saw the ‘wind’ so boisterous he sank.
What happened then? He called, “LORD, save me.” Jesus graciously lifted him back up but also admonished him.
My point is, if we get off focus, we need cry out to The LORD!
Don’t continue to drown — but rise back up with The LORD’s hand lifting us out of the troubled waters.
We can walk on water, which is in the physical realm an impossibility. it is not so in the spiritual realm!
God bless you in your walk with The LORD. Stay in the Word, be faithful and focused. Let’s keep our peace in Jesus Christ!
“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” Isaiah 26:3.
“1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.
2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: 17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: 21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
25 Behold, I have told you before.
26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: 33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, 39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; 49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; 50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, 51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” Matthew 24:1-51.
~ Joyce D. McGuire
My name is Joyce D. McGuire, called to work in and for the Kingdom of God! To lead we must try to follow Jesus Christ closely. That is my heart. I am a Chaplain in the prisons; prophetic intercessor by His grace, author, and a Mother in the Kingdom of God. To many I am simply Mama Joyce. Some favorite verses of mine are Matthew 11:28-30.
Hitting the MARK today, dear one. Each moment of every day I grow more sure I do not know my own heart. Just last night, the Lord showed me something that I thought I had dealt with and it slipped right back into my heart. This time the Lord showed me why it kept coming back was a deep root in me that this person echoed back to me constantly. WHO KNEW? Only the one whose love never fails. We must walk softly, speak gently, and carry a mirror to see ourselves as we look and respond to others. Thanks for sharing. May we never lose our identity as sheep and know we are part of a flock as we wander into the thicket of wolves waiting to devour us. May we stand together AS ONE and Unify with grateful hearts. xoxo Sandi
Absolutely so, Sandi. Will give an example here, as I was reminded of the same thing concerning myself. This was many years back. The Lord had broken off a ‘poverty spirit’ in me and I walked in freedom. (It had set in as a child) Then later I found myself worrying about financial matters all over again. As I layed myself before the Lord asking what happened, Father God spoke: “You keep taking it back”! It sure is a daily cleansing in His Presence letting Jesus shine the light. Thank God for the forgiveness of sins. I’m a work in progress. Love you sis.